Bags & Storage for Gravel Bike setup
UK-based Apidura was one of the first companies producing bikepacking bags and is a well-trusted brand in the communities of bikepackers and ultradistance racers. I ended up purchasing various luggage items from them, aiming to maximize available space. The packs and accessories I use are:
Apidura Expedition Saddle Pack, 17L
Holds camping items (tent, stove, sleeping mat) and other items not used during the day.
Apidura Expedition Compact Frame Pack, 3L
Used for easy access items like tools and spares, as well as any small snack items.
Apidura Expedition Handlebar Pack, 9L
For lightweight items. I use it to carry my sleeping bag and pjs.
Apidura Expedition Accessory Pocket Dry, 4.5L
Additional storage pocked that attaches to handlebar pack. Handy for accessing frequently used items.
Apidura Backcountry Food Pouch Plus, 1.2L
Mounted to the handlebars, stem and fork, it provides storage space for snack items or can also hold a full water bottle.
Apidura Expedition Top Tube Bag, 1L
Another spot to store items that need to be accessed frequently during the day. I use it either to carry an external battery or for food items.
Attempting to optimize (frame) space even further, I use additional items for storage and space optimization:
Bedrock Sinbad Stash Pack
Trying to further maximize the available frame space. Used for compressible items like socks or underwear.
Dilwe Zip Case Tool Bag
Water bottle-sized hard shell tool case. Perfect for keeping repair tools in one place.
ELITE Byasi Bicycle Tool Storage Bottle
Another bottle-size storage solution. Usually kept energy bars, gels, and other snacks in there.
Wolf Tooth B-RAD Mounting Base 2
Helps with using available space more efficiently by shifting the mount points.
CamelBak M.U.L.E.® Hydration Backpack
If the trip warrants it, I am bringing this backpack, which includes a hydration system.
Bags & Storage for Mountain Bike setup
reusing some bags from gravel setup, but some specific items for mountain bike setup: Frame bag, handlebar bag, feed bag, king cage clamps and cages, voile straps.